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Congress is in disarray as Republicans struggle unexpectedly to find a new speaker

Most registered voters in Fremont County are Republicans. While ...

University watching revenue picture, with reductions likely

AP -- Gov. Matt Mead says falling energy revenues will likely cause a major budget shortfall for the University of Wyoming.
Mead predicts a $100 million to ...

WINHealth pulls out of ACA in Wyoming

After Dec. 31 the only choice for a private health insurance provider under the program now in Wyoming will be Blue Cross Blue Shield.

CHEYENNE -- One ...

We all know the Oregon shooter

Gun-friendly Wyoming could be a leader on positive changes

The damaged young man who shot up Umpqua Community College in Oregon a few days ago, ...

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Previously captured bear put down
CHESTER, Idaho (AP) -- Wildlife officials in eastern Idaho on Thursday captured and euthanized a 13-year-old grizzly ...

St. Stephen's objects to search of students at UW event

St. Stephen's Indian High School principal Cheryl Swiderski Meyers is hoping for an apology from the University of Wyoming after an incident last month ...

County leads in stomatitis virus; meeting set for Tuesday

Fremont County now has more cases of vesicular stomatitis virus than any county in the state.
State Veterinarian Jim Logan hosts a public meeting from 7-9 ...

The Wyoming Fire Academy has played a role in Fremont County for 30 years, providing training opportunities for local firefighters as well as emergency ...

1918 building has been vacant for past 19 years

Bids will be accepted through Monday for the sale of the old city hall building in downtown ...

More vehicle deaths this year; alcohol, drugs bigger factors

Motor-vehicle collisions linked to drugs and alcohol have led to more deaths in Fremont County this year than last.
"It's a concern that we're seeing ...

CWC hires former Lander police chief as campus security officer

Former Lander Police Department chief Dave Hockett has been hired as a campus security officer at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
He was introduced to ...

We're part of the big picture

Sometimes that's not so easy to recognize
As a writer, one of my hobbies is reading the work of other writers, so I often read the other columnists who ...

How could it happen

U.S. must account for the air strike that hit a civilian hospital in Afghanistan

As the United States government wrestles with the extraordinarily ...

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Racing terminals still closed
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission has declined to lift its suspension of historic horse racing terminals ...

Continuing progress reported for injured rural firefighter at burn center in Colorado

The firefighter who was burned last month during an incident in rural Fremont County continues to show improvement at a hospital in Colorado, officials said ...

Five applicants so far for vacant CWC trustee slot

Five people had completed applications for the open spot on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees as of Thursday afternoon.
The applicant pool ...

Gov. Matt Mead has chosen Sergio Maldonado as the state's new liaison with the Northern Arapaho Tribe.
Maldonado is scheduled to begin serving as liaison Oct. ...

Swimmers set for final regular-season meets

The Riverton Lady Wolverine girls swim team will head north with a dual meet in Sheridan on Friday and an invitational meet in Gillette on Saturday.
They will ...

One-game playoff seriously flawed

Here I thought baseball's regular season was only 162 games.
Silly me.
Tell that to Pirates and Yankees fans right about now, following their respective ...

The Rustlers fought valiantly, but fell to conference rival Casper College.

The Central Wyoming College volleyball team returned home for its first ...

 
 

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